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Iran, April 17, 2014

Three Juvenile Offenders Executed in Southern Iran

Original source

Iran Human Rights

Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas (Southern Iran) yesterday April 17. According to the group "Human Rights and Democracy activists in Iran" (HRDAI) five prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement on Wednesday April 17, for implementation of their death sentences.

Four of the prisoners were executed on Thursday morning. These prisoners were identified as: Zargham Jahangiri (27) been 5 years in prison; and three Juvenile offenders: Ahmad Rahimi (21) been in the prison since he was 17 year old (Juvenile offender); Ali Fouladi (22) been in the prison since he was 16 year old and Ali Sharifi (29) been in the prison since he was 14 year old.

Execution of a fifth prisoner was interrupted two minutes after being hanged and his execution was postponed. He is identified as Falak Nazmoradi (60) been 18 years in the prison. He is reported to be in a serious condition at the prison hospital.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) has confirmed this information through two independent sources.

Despite ratification of the UN convention on the rights of the child which bans death penalty for offences committed at under 18 years of age, Iran stays as the biggest executioner of juvenile offenders in the world. In 2013 at least 8 juvenile offenders were executed in Iran.